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ty together. vince gray. his economic development plan will help expand small businesses and create jobs. his record of reform and accomplishments earned him the praise of newspapers across the city, citing gray's leadership and efforts to pass education reform and expand early childhood education. vince gray -- he cares. he listens. he'll be a leader we can trust and the mayor we need for one city. the frontrunners in the race for d.c. mayor are not wasting a minute. this morning, a look at where they are focusing their campaign efforts on the last few days of the race leading up to the democratic mayoral primaries. also, get ready for what may be a nastier than normal commute this morning. it is what they like to call
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terrible traffic tuesday. just be prepared. we'll help you through it. fox 5 morning news continues now at 6:00. let's start with a look outside on this tuesday morning. it is september 7th. thank you for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons for for gurvir dhindsa. >> we do start with a traffic alert. they call it terrible traffic tuesday according to aaa mid- atlantic. can you thank a combination of back to school and back from vacation traffic. aaa says the d.c. metro area has the second worst grid lock in the nation and it doesn't help that half of the the three million commuters drive to work alone. can you expect busier than normal roads today as students in northern virginia start the new school year. >> it will be a nice day to go back to school. it will be a little warm if them as the day heads on. >> but during the morning hours when you are heading to school, not bad at all. temperatures in the 60s for the most part. 70degrees right now in washington. let's take a look at the
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current conditions being reported at reagan national where the report is 70 degrees. relative humidity is at 73%. winds out of the south at 10 miles per hour. barometric pressure is on the rise. here is a look at the satellite- radar composite for the region. and things look good. we'll see a lot of clear sky this morning. couple of clouds here and there but for the most part, sunshine and not just this morning but through date i today as well. mostly sunny conditions. this will be the 1th day in a row in our area without any measurable rainfall. here is your forecast for today a lot of sunshine today, a little bit warmer than it was yesterday and certainly temperatures above normal. that's a look at the weather. more coming up in a little bit. >> let's get a check of traffic with julie wright. >> so far, so good. no incidents have been reported right now if you are making your trip over at the wilson bridge or traveling the outer
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loop leaving college park headed over towards 270-6789 southbound 270 out of germantown, no incidents reported leaving father hurley boulevard out towards 118. so far, so good. but it is the first day back for the kids going to school in some areas and keep an eye out for those yellow buses. no incidents have been reported on southbound 95 or 295 coming in out of laurel. 95 in virginia, a different story. already starting to see the traffic slow leaving the prince william parkway headed out towards lorton. five stations on the red line that had been closed over the long labor day weekend back open this morning. crews were working on safety improvements recommended by the ntsb after the deadly red line crash last year. all stations reopened at 5:00 this morning. as we mentioned, students across virginia go back to class today. a lot of schools will see changes this year from teachers and principals to healthy menu changes and building improvements woman talk about
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those chics with dr. pat murphy coming up a little later this hour. the democratic primary will likely determine the district's next mayor and the candidates are spending the final days out stumping for the votes too. yesterday on the campaign trail, council chair vincent grate discussed his plan for education reform that focuses on being more inincludes i-5. - - more inclusive. >> mayor fenty is touting his record. >> even though every decision might not go the way the people want it to go, i think they will feel like they've been heard and respected in the process. >> does anybody know the last time the homicide rate was as low as it is right now. 196 #. these days when you walk around d.c., people don't even -- they don't even pay any attention. they take for granted that
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their service are going to work. that is exactly as we want it. >> last night the washington examiner endorsed mayor fenty for re-election, another big factor in the race. this is the first time the district has had early voting. it is hard to know which candidate will reach the benefits here. the race month maryland governor also continues it heat up. the candidates, current governor martin o'malley and former governor robert ehrlich met up yesterday, this time at the labor day parade in gaithersburg. the latest rasmussen pole finds both men tied at about 45% of the vote for the third month in a row. >> he is not some challenger who rolled out of bed and decided he wants to get to work. what did he do when he was in office. >> to have this democrat of a county and this many undecided so late shows us that i lot of people are unhappy with annapolis today.
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>> today is the deadline to request absentee ballots in maryland by mail, fax or. mail. a look now at the morning's other top stories. jury selection begins today in a high-profile case in fairfax county. prosecutors will try once again to get the death penalty for alfredo prieto for the 1988 rape and murder of a woman in reston and the murder of her boyfriend. this is the prosecution's third attempt now. a resentences was order when had the virginia supreme court ruled the jury in his second trial was given an improper form. he was extradited from california where he was already on death row for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. that case got tied up in appeals. a shooting in germantown, maryland is under investigation this morning. it happened just after 10:00 last night at a home on moon ridge drive. a man was shot during an apparent robbery attempt and at last check, he was in stable
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condition. montgomery county police believe as many as four people may have been involved. a devastating fire claimed the lives of 27 thoroughbred horses near charlestown racetrack in west virginia. three barns want up in flames early yesterday morning. the flames could be seen shooting some 50 feet into the air. here is some home video. dozens of people nearby including works from charlestown casino tried to help the animals. they were able to save 0 horses but fire investigators say the flames just spread too quickly throughout the wooden barns. coming up next, antes- american protests in afghanistan just days out from the 9-11 anniversary. >> the scene set off by the way a preacher plans to mark the day and the warnings he is putting lives on the line. that preacher says he doesn't plan to changing his mind. we'll be right back.
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more aftershocks continue to rattle parts of new deal and this morning ain't powerful 7.1 earthquake hit that pacific island country on saturday. nobody was killed but experts are warning another powerful earthquake could be coming later this week. violent protests in afghanistan yesterday sparked because plan but a florida pastor to burn the koran on the upcoming september 11th anniversary. about 500 people rallied in kabul burning american flags and shouting death it america. the protests were set off by pastor terry jones of the dove world outreach center. the crowd in kabul burned jones in effigy and flew rocks ate passing military convoy. the american general david petraeus says he could be in danger. jones says he still plans to
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burn coppies of the holiest book of islam. normally muslims mark the end of rama ramadan with a celebration. many muslims are canceling large scale celebrations because it falls near september 11th this year. a new study shows maine money can buy you happiness. >> first, can you feel fall in the air. are we in for another taste of summer. julie has your traffic coming up and tony has your forecast. it is all when fox 5 morning news continues.
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average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit today. tropical storm hermine pound the the northeast coast of mexico and has now moved into south texas. some folk are not taking any chances and are putting down sandbags to protect their homes. the storm made landfall with maximum sustained winds of 56 miles per hour and could drop as much as a foot of rain to
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some areas. battered by hurricane alex in june. they are certainly getting nailed down there i guess you could say. we pretty much escaped when we had with earl. >> we have abeen very fortunate in this area. hurricanes have moved away from us. we have abeen protect bid strong high pressure and all of that kind of thing. that continues for today. not that there is anything out there that would threaten us. we'll see fine conditions today. let's go back to yesterday. what a great weekend. just really nice. yesterday, monday, reagan national made it up to 87 degrees. we did warm up yesterday. dulles international, 84 degrees. bwi marshall, 8 # degrees. that was the cool spot out there. -- bwi marshall, 82 degrees. here is a look at the temperature trend. the cold front comes through,
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drops our temperatures to below normal for the latter part of the week. thursday, friday, highs in the upper 70s to about 80 degrees. we remain at 70 degrees here in washington at least at reagan nat national airport. 66 up in gaithersburg. 62 in baltimore. quantico at 69 degrees. manassas at 59 degrees. satellite-radar composite for our region looks like this. we've got mostly clear skies, a fine start to the day and, in fact, today as going to be a mostly sunny day. it will be find out there. out to the west, that is our next weather maker. apts frontal boundary. it's cold front. you don't see much along it. can you just make it out there with a few brief rain showers but behind it is much colder air. that will be the main feature that will impact us at the latter part of the week. your forecast for today looks like this. mostly sunny skies. it will be warm today.
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high about 89 degrees. five-day forecast, we showed you tomorrow at 88 degrees way few clouds here and there. thursday, sunny but cooler with that fronted coming through. 80degrees for your high on thursday. friday looks fantastic. saturday looks fantastic at this point. 81degrees for your high. that is what is happening with the weather. now, let's get another look at this morning's rush hour traffic with julie wright. >> first day of school for some. always an exciting day. you goat wear your new school clothes and you get so excited to go to class and you come home with all the homework. keep an eye out for those buses and we find the crew in sky fox over a bus lot in virginia and those yellow buses making their way out to the neighborhood streets could be a change in your traffic pattern today. keep an eye out for the little ones as they make their way out to the bus stop. you will find lanes are open around the capital beltway if you are traveling to and from the wilson bridge but again, this is the live shot of a bus lot there in virginia but those school buses heading out to the pick up the little ones.
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back inside to talk about the traffic on the interstate. so far, so good. no stents to report if you are traveling the top stretch between college park and bethesda. we've got slow traffic here at fair oaks continuing eastbound here at 12. not only are the kids back in school but a lot of us back home from vacation and new the grind begins. heavy, slow and steady all the way in from vienna. more delays as you approach rockville. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. money can't buy you love but maybe money can buy you a little happiness at lost up to a point anyway. findings in a new gal hundred poll suggest that people's emotional well being increase as long with their income up to about $75,000. that is apparent lit cutoff. for those making less than that, researchers say their financial issues interfere with enjoyment. >> peeking of money, our business beat is coming up next, we'll take a look at what
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researchers say the make-up of day laborers is changing. the "wall street journal" reports that more workers are showing up at day labor sites looking for work. employers say they are seeing more people looking for jobs because of the continued unemployment rate. many who show up to curbside hiring sites had full-time jobs
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before the downturn. president obama lays out his next plan of tax to try to turn the economy around. first, let's got a look at what is ahead for the markets today and we are joined once again by chris cotter in new york. we finished last week strong. anything we can carry over into this week. another strange week. last week is strange because we carry into a holiday weekend, steve. this week is odd because we are coming off a holiday weekend, a shortened week of trading, just four days. we'll open to the down side. the trading lower in europe now giving some of that back. we finished up 128 points to the good on friday on the dow. up over 300 points over a three- day win streak. great way to start december but all in all, i think we'll probably give a little bit back this morning. president touting a new $50 billion plan. can you shed a little more light on this. >> $50 bill wrong for infrastructure on top of the $800 bill wrong that was
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already in place. this is not supposed to add to the deficit. that will have to be fleshed out. people on the left, people on the right are going to have to look at that. but $50 billion for roads, rails, runways at airports and also the air traffic control system is going to be redone. that absolutely has to happen. so that will be a part of this $50 billion. it will be over six years and, like the president says, it will be deficit neutral meaning that it is not going to add to the deficit. that remains to be seen how they will do that. >> any immediate response to that or anything else as far as futures go? >> i would say that futures are down a little bit maybe because of that. probably more so though, steve, because we were up 300 points over the last three days last week and people are taking a little bit of that profit off the table. >> thank you. back to school time to students in northern virginia today. come on back. there we go. we're talking about changes
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it doesn't happen that three million commuter drive to work alone. it is the first day of classes across virginia today. so the streets will be packed but at least it won't be a major problem. there is no rain out there. we could use it but we'll make it easy to get kids back to school. >> a fine morning for folks heading back to work and school. weather conditions are fine. temperatures are good. if anything, with you will fine some slowdowns with the sun coming up and some sunshine delays here and there this morning. let's take a look at the temperatures across the region. dulles is at 64. bw incident marshall is at 62 degrees at this hour. here is a look at the satellite- radar. you saw from a live shot out there, nothing really to see. sun is coming up shortly in about 1 minutes and we'll see plenty of sunshine through the course of the morning. one or two clouds here or there, that will be about it. your day planner for today, mostly sunny, warmer than it
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has been. we are looking for a high today in the upper 80s to near 90. we'll call it 89 degrees for your high in the district. by 5:00 p.m., those temperatures begin dropping off already. coming up in about 15 minutes, today's edition of ask the weather guys where once again, we are being asked again, tucker, specifically being asked to predict the future as far as weather goes. >> that is always a tough one. >> he is very good at it. he is very good at it. another fox 5 flashback. >> eventually but not today. >> this may be the flashback. >> this will be the flashback. >> let's check in with julie wright and find out what is happening if the world of traffic. a little different story than yesterday when we had no traffic. >> that is because everybody was still enjoying the rays out at the beach. now everybody is back home heading you out to the school and work and we have delays just about everywhere. our usual interstates now jammed up with accident activity and delays. you are traveling inbound along 66 approaching 29 at centreville, the accident activity now confined to the shuled we are a backup leaving
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business 234. slow traffic from 28 headed eastbound towards 50 fair oaks and traffic slows again at nutley street. northbound i-95 near route one in woodbridge, we had reports of a brushfire. that is under control at this point. you will fine rubbernecking delays passing the scene out of dale city. top side, outer loop below speed around to georgia avenue with all lanes open. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. we are just one week out from the primary elects in d.c. >> the democratic primary will likely determine who is washington's next mayor and the candidates are spending these final days campaigning for your vote. fox 5's sherry ly is live in southeast with the latest on the voting for mayor. >> reporter: the voting is under way and some of the votes have already been cast. mayor adrian fenty faces an uphill battle for re-election the he did get a much-needed
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boost from the washington examiner today which endorsed him saying that fenty deserves and d.c. needs him for four more years. still, hid his challenger, council chairman vincent gray is looking at a sizable lead in polls. fenty is trying to close that gap with one week to go before the democratic primary. spent the labor day holiday yesterday working hard to drum up support. in its endorsement, the examiner cited fenty's record on improving schools, economic development and fighting crime. gray on the other hand, touting his plan to be more inclusive, meeting with teachers and other supporters across the city. yesterday, he took his campaign to ward 4, fendy's home turf, which could prove fob a main -- to be a major battleground. >> it is my understanding and
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every information that someone has wanted, they have received. >> we are looking forward to the auditor being able to get the cooperation of the administration and the attorney general to get the documents they need so they we can report once an for all how the money has been used. >> reporter: there is no republican running in the primary so whoever wins next tuesday should have a lock on the general election in november. now, the wild card in all this could be the early voting. for is will open at # -- at 8:30 this morning including this one here. it is the first time that the city has done early voting. it is unclear how many people will use the early voting and which way the voters might lean. that is the latest here in southeast. sherry ly. back to you. >> we are keeping a close eye on the race for maryland governor and this one is continuing to heat up. the candidates, martin o'malley and robert ehrlich met up
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yesterday at the labor day parade in gaithersburg. the latest poll shows both men virtually tied at 45% of the vote for the third month in a row. both candidates say their track record as governor will be what drives voters' final decisions. >> it is not some new challenger that rolled out of bed and decided he wants to get to work. what did he do when he was in office. >> to have this democrat of a county and this many undecided so late shows us that a lot of people are unhappy with annapolis today. that is what it shows. a look now at the morning's other top stories. jury selection begins in a high- profile case in fairfax county. prosecutors will try once again to get the death penalty for alfredo prieto for the 1988 murder and rape of a woman in reston and the murder of her by friend. this is the prosecution's third
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attempt now. a resentencing was ordered when the virginia supreme court ruled the jury in the second trial was given an improper form. he was extradited from california where he was already on death row for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. that case do the tied up in appeals. now to a shooting in germantown, maryland that is under investigation this morning. it happened just after 10:00 last night at a home on moon ridge drive a man was shot during what looks like an attempted robbery. no word on the victim's condition at this hour. montgomery county police believe as many as four people may have been involved. still ahead, why getting your flu shot this year could be easier than ever. more on the president's latest push to dig the economy oust dumps and a big part of it focuses on transportation but it is already being met way fight. we'll dig into this a little bit later on. it is now 6:36. ak "know the species, know the stain." lanolin-free coat, i know it's an alpaca. walks in here, looks says "hey look, it's a llama!" cleaning the stain like he would a llama stain. time he's wasting. ♪ call 1-800-steemer
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it is a back to school day. the first day back to school for many students in virginia. >> students in arlington county schools will notice some changes this year. i notice that joining us now with more is dr. pat murphy, superintendent of arlington county public schools. thank you for talking with us this morning. you have a lot of additions this year. not just talking about buildings this year but also a lot of new people ache lot of new students and teachers. tell us a bit about it. >> good morning. how are you folks? >> great. thank you. >> we have four new principals starting with us this year, three at our elementarys an one at one of our comprehensive high schools, wakefield high school. before a new principal at ash lawn and mckinley and also oak ridge. >> you know this is your second time around in arlington so hopefully little a little more exciting this year than years past or last year but what do
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folks need to know? new chains or last-minute tips for the kid or parents on the first day. >> i think one of gs we continue to emphasize is that we have excellent parent support here through our county council and ptas is parent engagement. we want to see parents at our schools an engaged in what is going on. i think that extends to our staff. we really emphasize that with our bus drivers. that is why i'm here this morning. they are the first ones that meet our kids every morning and they are the friendly face that sets the day. so just that continued involvement, that continued participation which we have here which is an excellent asset for us in arlington. >> now, something i thought was interesting, superintendent, was the fact that you are kind of doing something a little different in the classroom this year, kind of moving away and doing an experiment with electronic textbooks. tell us about that and are we moving into the future in a
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sense in the classroom? >> i think we are at the point where we will start to bridge that electronic or digital divide. we decided this year that we recognizes that there were still some that need the traditional way of delivering the material. however, we recognized also that we could do some of this digitally. we are having to bridge here with this phasing in of textbooks in the sense this we will still have a number of print resources but we are also trying to encourage our folks to use those electronic resources as well. coupled with that, we recognize there are some folks that we need to provide resources for and so we are looking at a variety of ways of doing that, opening up computer labs, loaner programs with computers and then also encouraging people to use digital materials. >> i foe it is an exciting time on this first day and i know you have a lot of schools to try to visit this morning. we'll let you get back to it but we do appreciate a few minutes minute of your time this morning. >> all right thank you.
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very much. >> we'll talk about the economy now as the president continues to push to turn the economy around. the late move includes spending billions of dollars on roads and highways and other sphruct infrastructure improvements. fox's mike emmanuel has more. >> reporter: president obama laid out his plan to stimulate the economy by pumping some $50 billion in the nation's rs, roads, railways and runways. >> i want america to have the best infrastructure in the world. we used to have the best infrastructure in the world. we can have it again. >> the plan will call for rebuilding 150,000 miles of road construct our maintain 4,000 miles of rails across the country and reconstruct 150 miles of runway. >> we will continue our strategy to build a national highway-speed rail network that
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reduces congestion and travel times and reduces harmful emigs. >> reporter: the roseal would require approval from congress which is highly uncertain with american lawmakers and voters worried about adding to federal deficits that are already sky high. the president made infrastructure investment as a big part of the # hundred billion stem list bill congress passed last year. but administration officials admit the program would not create jobs until sometime next year. senator john mccain talked about his former adversary's handling of the economy on fox news sunday. >> the economic policies have failed and can you argue about jobs created, jobs saved but the fact is when they passed the stimulus package, they said unemployment would be a maximum of 8%. it is now 9.6%. enough said. >> a senior white house official says they would consider closing a number of special tax breaks for oil and gas companies to pay for the proposal. traveling with the president in milwaukee, mike emmanuel, fox news. >> thank you. tomorrow, the president will announce a proposal to permanently extend tax credits for business owner in a bid to
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get them to hire more workers. the lawyer for the flight attendant who went on a tirade at jfk airport is peteing with prosecutors to work out a deal. steven slater is scheduled to macyou court's an later this morning. he is charged with criminal mischef, reckless endangerment and trespassing after he cursed out passengers aboard a jetblue flight. across america i don't know, but at least here today, tts pretty nice. >> we'll have quiet conditions today. warmer temperatures than we've seen during last couple of days. not a bad week shaping up. let's take a look. we'll start with the current temperatures across the region. here at reagan national or at reagan national, suns we are not broadcasting from reagan national, 70 degrees currently. 69 down in quantico, virginia.
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6 # in leonardtown. baltimore at 62 degrees. -- 68 in leonardtown. er hue is that look at the satellite-radar. i show it to you just to show you that there is not much to see. nothing in the way of cloud cover. maybe a couple clouds here and there. that is about it. but mostly clear skies and indeed, that is how it shall be today. high pressure really keeping things quiet for today and tomorrow and the day after that as well. now, there is a frontal boundary that will gradually make its way through here. there were some rain showers associated with it. most of that is wrapping up. behind that cold front is much cool are air. that will work its way in here later in the week so that we'll start off with a warm start to the workweek but by later on, things are going to be much cooler than what we're seeing today and tomorrow. let's take a look at hermine. it made landfall in northeastern mexico and southern texas with maximum sustained winds 65 miles per hour. those winds have dropped down to about 50 miles per hour but that is still quite windy. still producing a good amount of rainfall over regions that already had some rain earlier
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this summer with hurricane alex, i think it was. so they're can'ting to get hit but, as the storm continues to move to the north-northeast, it will continue to lose some of its characteristics and energy. for today, for us, mostly sunny skies, quite warm this afternoon. eye about 89 degrees. then being check out your five- day forecast. as i told you, warm today and tomorrow. but cooler temperatures for the end of the week. by thursday, very pretty, nice sunshine, 80 degrees for your high on thursday. friday, 78. saturday, look to be good as well with a high of about 81 degrees. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. time now for ask the weather guys. haven't been around if this for quite some time. tucker barnes and i put our big heads together to answer your most preeing questions weather- related or otherwise. today question is from kd here in washington. kd is getting married on
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november 7th and writes what time will the sun set and what is the expected forecast for that day and finally, is that the day that the time changes? she wants to get married right as the sun is setting and is hoping it does not rain. keep in mind, tucker and i are not planning on starting a wedding planning business. maybe we should though. so far it has gone well. we give another wedding day prediction and it turns out to be right. we showed this to you recently. tuck ears perhaps turned out to be right on which was great. so we'll turn to tucker again. because tucker takes an educated guess about this. >> you want to emphasize that it is a guess. >> but some thinking goes into it. >> just a little bit of thinking i really concentrate hard on this because i know how much pressure there is for the wedding days. this is not an easy forecast because that time of year, a lot can go on, a lot can be happening. but let's get to it. we'll try to talk about what i
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think might happen and was a get into november 7th, looks like we could be dealing with, drum roll, please, thank you, tony. partly cloudy conditions and cool. could be a shower. high temperature just 56 degrees. so it will be a very cool day. going to have a frontal system come through earlier during that weekend and bring us some rain showers. there will be a couple of stray showers that morning. >> you are agoing to have a frontal system come through. >> winds out of the north and west. >> this is an educated guess. >> very detailed. >> sunset is 5:01 p.m. so this is a sunday afternoon and time we go back an hour that morning. >> so they were right about that. >> and they were right on about that i can't i think tucker does this because he wants to keep getting wedding inhave a degreies thank you so much if
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the last wedding invitation. >> she wasn't too worried about the temperature. >> it should be beautiful for sunset. >> kind of late in the year. >> an outdoor we hadding in november. >> i assume it is outdoors. >> maybe she wants photos out there. >> we need more information. >> i want to emphasize real quick, if i get that right, we'll show that the following monday. if i don't, we'll never show that again. >> we'll pretend it never happened. >> of course, you know that monday's weather guy question will be what about your forecast for today. >> pollution pry'ser liz, meese mark this down now. >> we wash you the best of luck, kd, if you have a question you want answered, go to and click on the weather tab. >> wedding bells. >> you don't recognize wedding music. >> i know it has been a while.
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-- producer liz, please mark this down now. >> i don't know what is worse, the guy married not recognizing the song or the four single people on the set not recognizing it. i did not hear that at the club saturday night. northbound i-59 leaving woodbridge. we have heavy and slow traffic continuing past dale city and up towards routed one. we had a -- towards route one. we had a brushfire there. over on route one, you will find delays leaving giles run heading out. on 66, we have delays as you travel eastbound working your way from manassas headed into centreville, fair oaks to 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. a health alert for you this morning. the flu vaccine will be readily available and free for many
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folks this year. the affordable care act mandates that medicare and private health plans offer coverage without co-pays or deductibles. uninsured children are covered underred federal vaccines for children program. this year's vaccine protects against last year's strain of swine flu and two other strains of through vier yous. workers in virginia apishtly earn more money than their counterparts in the other states. but women often earn less, 81 cents for every dollar a man earns. jennifer davis has more. >> reporter: women are celebrated at the dairy godmother in del ray. they are working in all parts of the popular frozen custard shop which is owned by and named after a woman. >> i didn't think about it that way when i first started out but i guess i am the dairy godmother. >> reporter: liz davis is proud to say there is no gender cap gap at her operation but she is not shocked to hear there is a big one outside her store i can't i am not viced that the
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gap andic it will continue to improve and improve as time goes by. >> reporter: accord >> reporter: according to a new report, women earn 81 cents compared to a dollar if men. >> the hourly wage gap between the sexes in virginia in 2008 was $3.59. for the yearly median income, that work out to a difference of nearly $16,000 a year. >> disappointing as a woman. >> reporter: the report found men and women working in construction had the same median income but other industries didn't fare so well. >> i think that restaurant business is one of the pleas where there is quite a gap. >> reporter: according to this report, that is true. men made more than women in restaurants in the food service industry as well as in health care fields at elementary and secondary schools and at ledges. the gap is especially visible
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in computer fields where men earned an average of 89,000 compared to $60,000 for women. the cause? e prts say experience does play a role and discrimination does too. >> i don't really believe that it is conscious. i think it takes a really long time to completely work through the kind of gaps that we have had. >> reporter: that gap does not exit at the dairy godmother where most managers are women. davis knows that is not the case everywhere. >> that is beyond my control. i can only take care of my little kingdom. >> reporter: she says it sure would be sweet if others followed suit. jennifer davis, fox 5 news. >> that report by richmond's commonwealth institute says virginia's gender pay gap has not gown dawn since the early 2000s. >> we were just looking at the dairy godmother ice cream. we were fascinated by that.
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>> reporter: good morning, everybody. on this tuesday i'm calling all fashionistas. because if you're into style, you'll love this. we are live in georgetown. we are here because they are gearing up for fashions night out. what is it? think of it as halloween for people who like style. you'll go into different stores and they'll give you nothing but treats. no tricks here. but it's a global initiative and started last year by vogue and this year they selected d.c. because we're so stylish.
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and we're going to talk about everything from the fall styles for shoes, what is hot and what is not. we'll talk about how to glam yourself up at home before you go out. we'll talk to some of the most fashionable people in d.c. and give you reasons for guys to come out. come on, there is a tennis wii open. and there is a charity started by one of the real housewives of d.c. daughter and we'll show you everything you need to be for fashion. >> you can get me those pumps? thanks holly. now over to allison who is joining steve. >> i'll fight you for them. >> you will? >> play nice. coming up, students head back to class


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